One Championship Enters into Japan with Successful Tokyo Press Conference

23 August 2018- Tokyo, Japan: Asia’s leading MMA organization ONE Championship held their first ever Japan press conference on August 23, 2018 at the Park Hyatt Tokyo in Shinjuku, Japan.  

Partnering with Gloture, Tokyo’s leading creative agency made sure that ONE Championship’s first foray into the Japanese market was a complete success. Over 330+ people attended this press conference alone. Fans, media, photographers flooded the venue beyond max capacity. Not a single seat was left empty.

One Championship's Press Conference

The Start of One Championship's Press Conference. #weareone #onechampionship #MMA #Tokyo #Japan

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“Yesterday’s Press Conference for ONE Championship Japan was amazing! 🤩🙌🏼 What a turnout!” wrote ONE’s current Atom Weight Champion, Angela Lee, on social media.

[ First row L to R: Bibiabno Fernandes, Renzo Gracie, Angela Lee, Chatri Siyodtong, Brandon Vera, Giorgio Petrosyan, Yoshitaka Nato; Second Row L to R: Mei Yamaguchi, Garry Tonon,  Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Shinya Aoki, Ralph Gracie ,Ken Hasegawa ]

[ First row L to R: Bibiabno Fernandes, Renzo Gracie, Angela Lee, Chatri Siyodtong, Brandon Vera, Giorgio Petrosyan, Yoshitaka Nato;

Second Row L to R: Mei Yamaguchi, Garry Tonon, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Shinya Aoki, Ralph Gracie, Ken Hasegawa ]

The enthusiasm from the crowd for ONE’s superstars was contagious. There were no words to describe the love and support both Japanese and international fans have for ONE’s athletes gracing the stage.

Legendary MMA athlete Renzo Gracie easily won over MMA fans with his humor, charm, and warrior spirit.  Anyone in attendance can understand why he is an instant crowd favorite among MMA fans.

Renzo Gracie

Renzo Gracie charming the crowd ONE Championship 's press conference in #Tokyo Video Credit: Roy Royce#onechampionship #mma #martialarts #bjj #weareONE #Japan #budo

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While currently ONE’s Heavyweight Champion, Brandon Vera was the first to put his name into ONE Championship’s first Japan tournament next year at Ryogoku Stadium for March 2019. He wowed audiences further with his thoughtful answer about working to give back to the Filipino community in the Philippines. 



Brandon Vera giving a thoughtful answer to the audience during the Q&A#Onechampionship #MMA #Weareone #Japan #Martialarts

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About ONE Championship™

“ONE Championship is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Championship is the home of martial arts and is the world’s largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more. The world’s most exciting martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world’s best martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 138 countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including Fox Sports, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Bandsports, Startimes, Premier Sports, Thairath TV, Skynet, Mediacorp, OSN, and more.”  

About  Gloture

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